Health Tips Check out core strengthening workout, flat-back forward bend

We’re starting to see a surge in fitness consciousness. In light of that, there are a few moves that work magic for the body. Thus, here is a core strengthening workout called flat-back forward bend.

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We’re starting to see a surge in fitness consciousness. In light of that, there are a few moves that work magic for the body. Thus, here is a core strengthening workout called flat-back forward bend.

People say slow and steady wins the race, and like any other workout, maintaining a steady position where it starts off easy, but then you start to feel the burn until you can hardly stand it — that's when you know it's working.

If you love that burn, you'll love this ultimate core-strengthening move known as the flat-back forward bend and you can achieve it by following these simple steps:

  • Stand with your legs in a wide straddle position, feet parallel, with about two to three feet between your heels.

  • Extend your arms straight into the air.

  • Take a breath in and as you exhale, slowly hinge at the hips, lowering your torso so it's parallel to the ground.

  • Be sure to shift weight forward into the toes and really reach your fingertips away from you. Keep the abs pulled in as you breathe deeply.

  • Hold here for 30 seconds. Then slowly rise back up.

  • Then lower halfway and rise back up, repeating 10 times.

  • Lower and hold for another 30 seconds.

  • Rise up to stand.

If your hamstrings are stiff, try to bend at the knees a little, it’ll still be effective. And if your lower back aches, bring your hands to your hips, and shift weight back into your heels a little.

Try out this great workout and let us know how it works for you.

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